Celebrity Sex Scandals (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 07/12/11 10:48 Updated: 08/12/11 11:44

A good celebrity sex scandal can launch a career (stand up Paris Hilton) or simply ruin one (sit down Angus Deayton), either way we can't help but love reading about them.

So settle down and enjoy our favourite ever celebs-caught-with-their-pants-down moments...

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  • Have I got news for you indeed the red-tops had a field day when Angus Deayton was accused of taking part in cocaine-fuelled romps with a hooker in 2002. He was eventually forced to stand down from his job hosting the BBC1 current affairs quiz, as he was becoming the headlines rather than reading them. Photo: PA

  • However, maybe the greatest sex scandal of all time involved party-handed ex-US President Bill Clinton, knicker-dropping intern Monica Lewinsky, a cigar, and a hefty dry cleaning bill. To this day, when you see him and Hillary exchanging glances, you can't help but feel that she's still making him pay. Photo: PA

  • Do you really wanna hurt me? Perhaps this is what male escort Audun Carlsen thought when he was handcuffed to a wall and beaten with a metal chain by Boy George following a nudey photo session. The Rimmel-necked Culture Club freakshow ended up as a man with a 15-month conviction. Photo: PA

  • Posh raised her eyebrows for the first time in months when PA Rebecca Loos claimed that she'd been scoring with England ace David Beckham back in 2003. Becks dismissed the allegations as "ludicrous" however. When Loos's next relationship was with a large boar on reality show The Farm, further doubt was cast on her reliability as a historical witness. Photo: PA

  • The last thing you want to happen when taking a leak in an LA restroom is to look over your shoulder and spot an '80s pop star furiously tugging away at his Wham! bar. Troubled singer George Michael was arrested for such a "lewd act" in 1998, and has remained a tabloid favourite for his sexual shenanigans ever since. Photo: PA

  • And as we're in Los Angeles, it's high time we mentioned the time that Hugh Grant was arrested by the Vice Squad for "lewd conduct in a public place" with Hollywood hooker Divine Brown. He was fined £800, put on probation and was ordered to complete an Aids education programme ñ but girlfriend Liz Hurley stuck by his side. Photo: PA

  • Jamie Theakston made headline news for all the wrong reasons in 2002 when he was snapped waggling Theakston Junior around in a Mayfair bondage club. "I'd like to apologise to my family", he meeped in a statement, before hurrying home to slap on the Savlon. Possibly. Photo: PA

  • Speaking of batty old Tory ladies, Edwina Currie revealed in 2002 that she'd spent the mid-1980s tumbling in and out of the frankly resistible John Major's arms. She also revealed that he wore blue underpants ñ not the grey everybody would have expected ñ and even that was too much information. PA

  • EastEnders actor Leslie Grantham was far from ready for his close-up when he self-diddled via webcam for the benefit of a reporter. Dirty Den was fired from the soap after slagging off his co-stars and demonstrating that he could live up to his character's nickname with little encouragement. Photo: PA

  • F1 boss Max Moseley had his face ñ among other parts of his anatomy ñ plastered all over the media when a tabloid released a video of him enjoying an S&M orgy with five prostitutes in March 2008. Although he admitted to the embarrassment, he strongly denied that the occasion was Nazi-themed and has since campaigned for greater privacy laws. Photo: PA

  • Fancy a Mars Bar? Well, most of us were put off chocolate for good when when we heard the myth about Mick Jagger, Marianne Faithfull and their x-rated eating disorder. Cops alleged that they discovered the two of them in a sticky situation during a drugs raid - but it's an allegation that Mick and Marianne have always denied. Photo: Getty Images

  • Gruesome twosome Neil and Christine Hamilton were falsely implicated in a sex scandal in May 2001, just as a documentary on their life was being filmed by Louis Theroux. The police investigation was dropped and their accuser, Nadine Milroy-Sloan, was sent to prison - but the footage of Christine enjoying a Mrs Robinson moment with the presenter did little to aid her reputation. Photo: PA

  • Mensa-swerving hotel heiress Paris Hilton is queen of the dead-eyed home porno ñ with her 2004 home sex tape thrusting her to from Hollywood nightclub perennial to global superstar. But who else has been named and shamed in a celebrity sex scandal? Photo: PA

  • Since the dawn of time, members of the Royal Family have been bonking and beheading and giving each other syphilis. But many people were shocked when a tabloid printed extracts of a 1989 phone call between Charles and Camilla, in which he allegedly professed his ambition to become her tampon. And they say that romance is dead. Photo: PA

  • It's long been given mythical status, but since everyone who has ever set foot in a playground has heard the false allegation about Richard Gere's supposed predilection for slipping the occasional gerbil up his 'arris - we think it should be included here. Photo: PA

  • Fifteen years before Pazzer Hilton made her fateful camcorder tape, West Wing alumnus Rob Lowe recorded himself having a knee-trembler with two female fans ñ one of whom was just 16 years of age. Talk about "Illegally Yours"... Photo: PA

  • Becks is far from the only footie player to be smeared in the papers for his supposed sexual proclivities. "I've been to dogging sites maybe a dozen to 15 times and, yes, I have taken part and had sex," former England footballer Stan Collymore admitted, after his penchant for public passion was exposed by The Sun. Photo: PA

  • The untimely demise of Tory MP Stephen Milligan was the beginning of the end for John Major's government in 1994 - mainly because he was found slumped over his kitchen table wearing nothing but stockings and suspenders, with cord around his neck and a piece of orange stuffed into his mouth. So much for family values! Photo: PA

  • Teenage boys of the world could marvel once again at Pam Anderson's giant pair of personalities in 1998. A video company released a movie starring the Breasts of Baywatch celebrating their marriage to Tommy Lee in a manner that would have made Lindsey Dawn MacKenzie's eyes water. Photo: PA


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